Reading this section of Trouble on Triton I felt kind of bad for Bron when he did all of that work to take the Spike out and he told her that he loved her and she did not reciprocate those same feelings back. But further looking into it should I have felt bad for him? He’s very self-absorbed and further has a sex change in order to find what he needed. In some ways I think he is struggling so much to be happy that he is not letting himself be happy. We talked about in class also where he might be seen as a hero for self-sacrificing himself to be one more of the “dying” females. I still think it’s him being self-absorbed and only thinking about what could benefit him. So talking about the sex change conversation in class and looking back on page 176 and forward, (when he’s sad about the Spike) I feel less and less bad for him. At one point I thought about, is Bron having this change done so that he will finally be happy? Sometimes I would like to say maybe, but his reasoning is so self-centered I question if he’s actually going to be happy after this. On page 233, being out to dinner with Lawrence, it was pleasanter than any meal Bron had on Earth. So maybe without knowing he will be happier this way.
Delany, Samuel R. Trouble on Triton. Wesleyan University, 1976.
Ganyard, Clif. Lecture. University of Wisconsin Green Bay, 11 Oct. 2016, Green Bay, WI.